Shea butter is obtained from the nuts of the shea tree found in the savannah region of West Africa. To create the butter, the nuts outer shell is removed and crushed by hand so it can begin the slow roasting process. Once this has been done, the butter is kneaded by hand in a large basin of water to separate the oils, or the fatty acids that contain restorative properties for the skin. Finally, the shea butter is removed off the top and cooled until it hardens.
Because it’s thought to have spiritual protective powers, many communities and ethnic groups consider the shea tree as sacred, and it plays an important role in religious and cultural ceremonies. Shea butter has been in existence for centuries and some believe that it was used by Cleopatra and the Queen of Sheba.
High in healthy fats and vitamin A, E, and F, unrefined, raw shea butter is a skin superfood. It has been a treasured remedy in West Africa for hundreds of years for almost any skin problem including dry skin, rashes, burns and stretch marks.
Country of Origin: Ghana
Raw shea butter is extremely moisturizing and very hydrating, when applied to the skin. It is mostly commonly known to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy, however, the list of skin benefits is lengthy. Shea Butter contains essential fatty acid properties that can rejuvenate skin cells and protect against ultraviolet rays. Shea can boost collagen production which aids in anti-aging and minimizes the appearance of wrinkles.
It can also relieve windburn, sunburns and winter dry skin.
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